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Atlona ships new HDBaseT and HDMI PTZ cameras

Atlona’s two new camera models are purpose-built for HDBaseT and HDMI interfacing

Atlona expands the HDVS-CAM family of enterprise-grade PTZ cameras. Available immediately, Atlona’s two new camera models are purpose-built for HDBaseT and HDMI interfacing, providing integrators with flexible options to build systems for conferencing and other applications inside meeting spaces, training rooms and classrooms, among other AV environments.

The Atlona HDVS-CAM family is built for video conferencing systems, and is also ideal for instructional applications such as lecture capture and distance learning. The two new models offer a similar feature set, including professional-quality imaging for video resolutions up to 1080p @ 60 Hz, fast and accurate auto-focusing, a quick pan-and-tilt mechanism with minimal noise, and availability in black or white versions. Both cameras also offer effective upgrades to existing codecs in legacy video conferencing systems, delivering high-quality imaging performance and ease of installation.

The two cameras differ most on the connectivity side, with each providing a unique value proposition. The AT-HDVS-CAM-HDMI features an HDMI output plus a USB 2.0 interface for video and camera control, with simultaneous video output available over both interfaces to support conferencing and lecture capture, or a legacy hardware codec alongside modern software video conferencing. This camera adds value within multi-usage applications for live presentation, recording, streaming, and conferencing. Software video conferencing capability is enabled via USB connection to a PC, with PTZ camera control available from popular soft codec and UC clients such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, BlueJeans, Slack, Cisco WebEx, and GoToMeeting.

Integrators working with Atlona’s Omega Series of switchers and extenders can also seamlessly integrate with these systems, and develop a complete conferencing system that includes AV and USB extension.

The AT-HDVS-CAM-HDBT features an HDBaseT output for extending video, power and camera control over distances up to 330 feet (100 meters), and enables simple, clean connectivity over category network cabling.This camera simplifies remote interfacing with HDBaseT switchers and extenders. Remote camera powering over HDBaseT further streamlines integration, with the freedom to install the camera anywhere without the need for AC power.

Whereas the HDMI model is ideal for smaller to medium sized meeting spaces and classrooms, the AT-HDVS-CAM-HDBT provides customers with an easily extendable solution for larger meeting spaces, lecture halls, and auditoriums.

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